I'm still watching & still entertained by the show. Coincidentally, I also started THE LAST MAN ON EARTH this week without knowing the similarities that would exist. Tickles me to death that both shows had, for a moment, two characters who thought they might be the last people on earth and they could barely stand each other. I don't know what Stephen King wrote. But, I think an awesome ending would be for Julia, Jim & Co. to save the town & the world from the pod people without needing Barbie's help. Then, they could all leave the dome and Julia would tell Barbie to take a hike because she doesn't need him anymore. She survived the end of the world with friends, frenemies, and a dog....and feels friends & a pet will serve her better in this new future. If Barbie's sense of honor & decency toward his fellow man was so easily overwhelmed by his need for The Sex, the Fab Five don't need him.
Like Star Trek, it's always feel wrong for the CO to go on land to head up a mission. His #1, Adam Baldwin, should be the one to do that. Still enjoying the series, especially when we get the crew doing what they do best - operating like a well-oiled machine on the sea and off. But, really, they are the Navy. The sea is where they are strongest, and every time the action gets landlocked and they crew is disbursed, everything feels uber-vulnerable.
The reviewer commented about 3 actresses w/red hair being pivotal to the series. Just a theory - maybe it's intentional & has something to do with the brilliant orange-colored monarch butterflies. The thing that's lovely is that I believe all these actresses are natural strawberry blondes.
I agree. Summer fare is Apocalyptic Cheese Time. We've got ZOO & UTD on CBS, THE LAST SHIP on TNT, and DEFIANCE on SyFy. I know I'm not even watching all the "end of the world" stuff out there either (FALLING SKIES, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, etc.)
It's just felt weird to me that after 2 seasons, we had a whole bunch of new characters who had been in the dome the entire time, yet their presence was never known. I understand Christine & Ava were in pods for the past 3 weeks. But, Abby & Pete were evidently part of the town population & not once made their presence known. I wish Pete had stuck around & helped Julia mount a mutiny while Dale was going all La-La Land w/Ava. But, I guess that isn't to be.
Little late to the party. But, just want to clarify - Q'resh is a planet w/3 moons. Aren't Westerly & Leith 2 of those moons? Also, it's funny to describe a planet as being half under water. It sounds so dramatic, until you remember that 70% of Earth is under water.
Really late to the party. Just wanted to say that it's nice how everything came full circle. GLEE began with Mr. Schuester & Finn, the story of how a teacher & a student inspired one another to be brave & do something unexpected; and it ended with them. Rachel Berry always had a defined trajectory. That girl would have ended up in NYC if New Directions had never existed. But, the characters who were changed, who had to be "brave" as Sue said, were Will & Finn. I'm pretty sure Ryan Murphy was also paying tribute to Cory Monteith in Sue's speech. Monteith - the newbie actor who sent in an audition tape playing drums and singing off-key with enthusiasm. Takes someone special to have the guts to think they can land a role on a musical when they can't sing or dance. And, yet, he became the heart of that cast. A very emotionally fulfilling finale IMO. Thanks, GLEE!
I liked it, too; especially when Lynn held her own without needing to be rescued by Peter. Embassy employees in that region probably have to receive some kind of self-defense training, and she proved more than capable of taking care of herself. My only minor complaint is that we didn't see Peter live up to his promise of teaching Golan's son math before he left Jerusalem.
I agree that the story didn't explain well for non-religious viewers the reasons why a fringe Jewish group and a Christian cult would be working together to bring about the end of days. At it's simplest though, it could just be explained that each group believes they will benefit by helping to usher in God's reign on earth. Hence Pastor Billingham getting ticked off when Joshua tells him he doesn't want him present at the sacrifice. It's all about believing you're "chosen" and that you will live in glory next to God.
The series began with Emma being brought in to save everyone in town. I wonder if next season is a set up to ending the series with everyone in town trying to save Emma. There would be a nice symmetry to that. Also, it would make everyone earn their happy endings as they act that selflessly. Looking forward to seeing who plays Arthur, Guinevere, Galahad, Morgan LeFay and MERLIN!
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